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and administrative law and sometimes property, sometimes local government law. >> when you approached the affairs or said the manuscript to a publisher, was the answer back from public affairs and why were they interested in the story? >> well, fortunately i already had a relationship from my first book about the book that's title to the integration why we still study to be in emigrated society. so i had a relationship with them and i sent a proposal to them i think they knew i was a fairly tenacious person, and they also found the story compelling. so thank you, public affairs. >> just a short conversation with george on professor sheryll cashin about her second book, "the agitators' daughter a memoir of four generations of an extraordinary african american family." by the way, booktv covered the professor earlier on this book and it's about one hour in length. you can go to booktv.org and type in her name and you can watch the entire hour. thanks for being with us. >> sarah gordon talks about religious cases in history that have transformed the law of the country and dominated protection in the
that he can go in and impose the strategy that he wants to impose in the united states government this isn't a coincidence. it's been very exquisitely coordinated. >> you can watch this and other programs online at book tv. >> up next on book tv, samuel argues if our elected leaders do not find the courage to reform the economy and government spending soon, the u.s. could find itself in the same terrible economic situation as many european countries do today. this is just over an hour. >> coming to speak at the heritage foundation today it is a great privilege to be here. i've always been a great admirer of heritage and the council in many cases the friendship of many people at heritage for a long time. i admire your the way that heritage works across the policy areas so that you really do here and the integrated message not least among which i think is the attention of the heritage foundation to the power of culture by which i mean the believes, ideas, habits, expectations and the ways that these achieve some form of institutional what the exception this issue of the culture and how it re
conflicts are rooted in the clash already taking place before and 11 was centered government and the triumph of the community on the border between states. without local history or culture it is impossible to impose simplistic notions but someone did waziristan or yemen is aghast at a clash of civilizations and. 90% had no idea what 9/11 was zero or of some of did not been. would have to be careful how we are analyzing and i maintain there is a crisis already was united states involved in a local conflict. >> host: ambassador to bases u.s. attacking their own personal try for their government? >> guest: you raised the third factor, with united states, the tribes now of the central government with a triangle of conflict that is the conflict said is often overlooked. would you include the central government than you know, it has its own relationship for some benefit and it is troubled earth these jurors south africa and asia you find this. if it is tolerant and open to give citizens the right they deserve to freedom or education but if it surprised -- suppresses but you have problems where yo
to reform the economy and government spending soon, the u.s. could find itself in the same terrible economic situation as many european countries do today. this is just over an hour. [applause] >> thank you john for your very kind introduction and the invitation to speak at the heritage foundation today. it's a great privilege to be here. i have always been a great admirer of heritage and the council and in many cases the friendship of many people here at heritage for a very long time i have also admired the way that heritage works across policy areas so that you really do here and integrated message. not least among which i think is the intention of the heritage foundation to the power of culture, by which i mean people believe ideas, habits and expectations in the way that these achieve some form of institutional expression. this issue of culture and how it relates to the economy is at the heart of my book, "becoming europe" because at one level becoming europe is certainly about what has happened in europe and why it is now regarded as the sick man of the global economy. my book is also a
/11 between central government and the tribes and communities on their borders, on the areas between states. so, therefore, without an understanding of local culture or history, it's impossible to implosion immiss stick notions. i know we here in the united states sigh this as a class of civilization but talk to one? iran or yemen and they will just look aghast at the concept there's a clash of civilizations. 90% of the survey had no idea what 9/11 was or who osama bin laden was. so, of there, we have to be very careful of how we are analyzing the contemporary world, and i maintain there's a crisis already existing in those parts of the world that the united states has now drifted into and got involved in local conflict. >> host: so ambassador ahmed, do locals in afghanistan, different tribes, see the u.s. as attacking their personal tribe or see their own afghanistan government? >> guest: peter, you have now raised a very important question. you raised the third actor. so you have the united states, you have the tribes, and you now rates the idea of the central government as a third person
and government-run health care does not work. repeated over and over again. republican arguments along these lines seem incomprehensible to democrats, just as ours seemed misguided to them. the evidence that medical tests made no difference to them. free-market principles that they took as given conflicted with the information that we took every day from our constituents, and the economists that we consulted. news media preoccupation with lack of stability makes -- missed the point. i traveled of republican members of congress to the middle east and enjoy their company. we worked out together in the house gym. still, more time socializing with each other would not have closed the chasm between our competing views of the world and the role of government. it is those world views and the lack of comprehension on both sides that cripple the capacity of congress to make a bipartisan , strategic, public policy decisions. this i came to see is our greatest institutional weakness, and it defies simplistic yours. congress today is deeply divided because, to each side the opinions of the other m
for themselves, will we'll be welcomed as libattors, climb change is improving and government-run health care doesn't work, were repeated over and over again republican arguments seem as incomprehensible to democrats were as much misguided to them. the free market principles they took as given conflicted with the information we took every day from our constituents and the economists we consulted. news speed media preoccupation with lack of civility missed the point. i traveled withcongressional members to afghan and enjoyed they're company. we worked out together in the house gym. still more socializing with each other would not have breached khasm. congress is crippled from making bipartisan, strategic, public policy decisions. this is our greatest institutional weakness and defies simplistic cures. congress today is deeply divided because to each side, the opinions of the other make no sense. and, therefore, cannot be honestly held. interest group politics is still with us. fueled by unprecedented amounts of money, but its overlaid and often dominated by what i can only call world view poli
.s. and what the u.s. government's role has been in insuring that they come into this country, all right? and this evening we are pleased to be joined by two drug policy experts as well. its fellow sanho tree and colette that youngers. and without further ado, i want to hand it over to the panel. [applause] >> thank you. thank you so much foring out here. -- for coming out here. i'm really excited. i just came in from new york. it's great to be here. i'm going to start off by talking about my book, and then we're going to go into a little bit about which focus is on coca and coca policy and then we'll get into how that's relevant especially this week and what's going on at the u.n. and the history of the tree that, basically, prohibits coca around the world. my book actually started out as a children's book. um, it started out as a follow-up to a children's book i did about marijuana back in 2004-2005. it wasn't a book about teaching kids how to smoke wield, but it was rather an educational book about a parent, how they might talk to their kids about a difficult subject that, you know, t
in and impose the strategy he wants to with the full agreement of the u.s. government. this has all been very exquisitely coordinated. >> now jonathancast, katz, who lived in haiti, talks about the work to rebuild the country. it's 45 minutes. >> hello. thank you for the introduction. this is very cool. this is my first book, so if i look like i'm really not accustomed to this, it's because i'm really not accustomed to this. so the book is called "the big truck that went by." and there's a spoiler in the subtitle. how the world came to save haiti and left behind a disaster, i'm going to read to you a little bit about it and talk about it, and then i hope that we have a good discussion as this topic usually provokes. so i'm going to start by reading from chapter one, the end. before i do i'm going to give myself some water. this brand of water is in the book. had i known that i would have picked that section. i can try to look for it in a little bit. these are actually delivered to haiti after the earthquake by the u.s. military. it's called fiji water for a reason. it comes from fiji, which i
you know, that is 60% of what they want to take additionally out of the government. so why would we do that? where is the leadership that says we're going to get this stopped we have a special subcommittee that looks at this, oversight it, look at the bad actors in government ever going to demand people who make this decisions get fired and those not performing pay the money back. you can defraud the federal government. you cannot perform on a contract and you can do it with impunity and that is because members of congress are basically not willing for inexperienced to not know that you ought to be able to hold people accountable for what they say they are going to do. whether it's a federal employee, a procurement employee for the company that is providing. .. her tenure in the bush administration where she served as national security adviser from 2001 to 2005 and as the 66th secretary of state from 2005 to 2009. this is about 50 minutes. [applause] >> it's one thing led to learn about american history in the classroom. it's quite another to of for these lessons up close and person
housing with governments to make decision, with writing and books and internet. where most people live past age 60, when we regulate and counter strangers just as i am encountering you this evening, and where most of our food is grown by older people, we forget that every one of those things a rosary recently in history. humans have constituted a separate line of biological evolution, about 6 million years. but all of the things i just mentioned didn't exist anywhere in the world 11,000 years ago. they rose only within the last 11,000 years, and some of them such as the internet and the phenomenon most people living past age 60 a rose only within the last century. that is the answer for all of us here, we are living under traditional tribal conditions until virtual yesterday, measured on a 6 million year time scale of human evolution. until europeans thought we spend around the world 500 years ago, tribal societies still occupied large part of all of the continent. but tribal societies have recently been coming under the control of modest societal state government. to the point where t
to operate, most county governments, right now we have $80 trillion of things we have no idea where we get the money over 75 years. 88 trillion. its one point* 05 trillion of bills coming due the end we have over 75 years. view did not grow the government or the economy at all, a white reporter self in that position? so the federal reserve has increased the balance sheet trading to a trillion dollars of funny money and ultimately the pain of that will fall on the middle-class and the very pork but it will defeat of both parties said they want yet we don't have the courage to day to make the tough tauruses even if we lose our seat to secure the future we put ourselves first visit of the country and the american citizen if they read the black-and-white there common-sense ways to save money. just this week the air force announced we will spend 64 to million dollars of 90 projects. the gao says the least half of that will be wasted. it will never get completed or do what it is supposed to do. back-to-back we had a program cancelled as. because it will never work. this is out inefficient govern
they can do is broadcast. and they have a lot of rules that govern how they use the licenses. well, so what if broadcasting, um, over the air is not the wave of the future and instead it's, you know, some sort of mobile, um, you know, mobile service, you know, along the lines of what we do or some other, you know, companies might do? what this does is it actually say toss the licensee, well, if you put your spectrum up for sale, you'll get, you know, some portion of the proceeds. and if buyer comes in and they spend more than what the seller wants, then the commission has figured out that, well, the market has said that it's more valuable for another use. so that's one way. we're also working very closely with the federal government, um, on how to actually move certain federal government uses off of spectrum that's very valuable for mobile uses. there are also a number of, um, you know, efficiency gains that you can get through technology. for example, we launched our 4g network about two years ago, and it is much more efficient. so it allows us to get more use out of the spectrum. so each
to build an infrastructure, help the government provide basic services, build trust within a community, help build a secure structure. so these were things did not happen by coincidence. it was all part of this blog. and by the way, when i use the word plot, i generally am not a conspiracy guy. but these people refer to themselves as a plot. they called themselves the cabal, or the west point monkey because a lot of them came out of the social science department of west point, which had a tradition of forming networks among their own graduates. so this was very cautious here and for example, all of this happened not by coincidence. for example, petraeus when he was in leavenworth wasn't just sitting in leavenworth. he had a vast network of old colleagues throughout the pentagon bureaucracy. is reaching out to them. he deliberately forms a back channel. he cultivates this woman in the white house named meghan o'sullivan who was president bush's chief adviser on iraq in the national security council. he sees she's waving from the policy, he cultivates her. they're talking on the phone pr
of the national government and second, it meant logically the series of policies the federal government could undertake in order to make freedom national thereby putting slavery on the course of the ultimate extinction. stomach and was important for you. why did you decide you're going to use it as your title with is the moment this was granted convey what he most wanted to know about? >> it was the discovery we tend to write about the emancipation as something that starts entirely with the war and was the discovery that they can enter the war iraq with a set of policies they intended to pursue to make the freedom national based on this very controversial doctrine of what they believe the constitution did and didn't allow so my book is mostly about the origins and evolution of antislavery policy during the war and i discovered there are more into velo origen's than i had anticipated in the freedom national captures the organizing framework. >> see you think this is the conventional wisdom about the emancipation story? to overturn something? or do people have a different view about it? >> peop
in the government and the state department, defense department and the cia have security clearances for that entire length of time and i was convinced the kind of country in spirit that you need as an intelligence officer should be taken to this field of the defense budget and the military. i was told social security is the third rail of american politics and i guess it is but another rail of american politics and policy is the defense budget and if you look at what you read in the so-called mainstream press including the best of it, "the new york times," 85 to 90% of what we read in the paper and what we read in our magazines comes from officials sources we are getting what people want us to read. it's very difficult for a contrary and to get into the mainstream press and i know that from personal experience. in some ways the easiest thing to do is if you have something to say is try to draft a manuscript and see what happens. a starting point for me has to the eisenhower and everyone is familiar with a farewell address from 1961, the warning about the military-industrial complex. i was a student
government would've come back and george washington, the founders, would have been crucified quite literally. the fact that this did not happen is because of what happened institutions that iran did not have to worry about, at least not after the rise of the empire. and that was the house of commons, parliament. because in 1782, a year after, in the year after the battle of yorktown there was a very close vote in the house of commons to discontinue offense of operations in north america. the vote was 234-215. it was a nail biter but because lord north who was the hardline prime minister who want to prosecute the war against the american rebels, he lost the vote and, therefore, he had to resign office. and lord rockingham and his wigs were committed to a policy of conciliation with their american brothers took office. and that i would submit to you was truly where the american revolution was one. that was something founding fathers were very well aware of. they tried very hard to influence public opinion, not only in the american colonies but also in great britain. when you think about docume
the troops wound up overthrowing the government. but to my mind, a great template as how to do this successfully comes from somebody that we tend to forget these days but we should remember the quiet american who was once a legendary figure he was a former advertising man who joined the air force and the cia and was sent to the philippines and 1940's when they were facing the rebellion, one of the major communist uprising of the post world period and what he did was he didn't send an army to back them up she simply drove out into the boondocks to get to know the people of the philippines he didn't send the embassy like so many officials today he went out to figure out what was going on into the most important thing he did is identified a great leader that could lead the philippines out of this with some support and that was from a filipino center when they encountered him. he pushed to make first the defense minister and then the president and he was a great leader that rooted out a lot of the corruption which was causing people to turn away from the government. he ended the br
of citizenship, we're not teaching citizens, if we believe citizens are responsible for their own government, we par riel our own republic. we're in the low end of the funding scale because most of the budgetary priority goes to the other subjects. our textbooks are not very good to begin with. please do something because as much as we love the story telling in your american trilogy, we can't assign it to our kids, and most of our kids are getting their materials now on ipads. that sort of thing anyhow, and if there were material put in a form that we could use, we could bypass the whole textbook business, and we could engage our students, and we could have a great leap forward. i met a lot of these teachers, and it really occurred to me they were telling me the same thing for years. story telling is critical in race, but it has to be done in a way that's paletteble to the students, and we can't blame the students for not learning history. if we don't teach it to them, we can't blame them for not learning it. if i believe as i do, and i'll explain very briefly why i believe a sense of american h
concerned that one day the high amount of government debt in japan would catch up to it. over 90% of it is held by japanese. and now, of course, 235% of gdp, the largest of any developed country in the world. and this is something that has to be taken into account as these stimulus programs are pushed ahead, because it's something that japan has got to deal with sooner rather than later. it's sort of like us with our spending problem here. so i think what are we hooking at -- looking at worldwide? i've mentioned the three largest economies in the world. i have not mentioned china because i've been talking about developed economies. but i think we're looking to the emerging markets 2013 to be very much a driver. and we have a new leadership in china, jinping, li will come in as premier. they will take these posts formally in march, and i'm optimistic based on my knowledge of these two individuals -- particularly xi jinping, and i think what you're going to see there is they're going to open up the economy and the financial sector. i think they'll be freeing interest rates, they'll
cruxes their government going into this research? >> there is money going to the research from the government's -- the united states has the national institute of aging that funds research on alzheimer's and more speculative research programs like the ones we are talking about now then there's also rich and middle of the road who give to her private foundation. he started something awhile back and now he runs the foundation with a slightly different name. he's not getting rich from the foundations than they are not sponsoring a huge amount of research, but this work is going on. unfortunately the national institute of aging is a poor stepsister in the national institute. there is much more for instance park for the research on cancer than of there is in both. islamic that is another thing that emerged as i study the question that i've begun to find problematic. the single biggest risk factor for kansas is age. the older we get the more physically prepared we are. what is changing in our bodies that is predisposing us to a disease like cancer or alzheimer's which are very well f
level of government and exposing them in such a way that their depredations or the people of georgia were corrected and that is what he did, concentrated on those individual things. the people of georgia and new if they had experience in their own community of someone who was cheating or violating principles of human rights they could cause jack nelson -- their own state police, there sheriff, called jack nelson and take care of it to the top levels all the way to the county commission level. he went to harvard, i believe the second year that i was in the state senate and came back for my last start in the state senate and from there he went on to be an employee of the l 8 times because they offered him a 50% increase in salary and this was something he couldn't turn down if he had a white and three kids to take care of. i have experience those kinds of things myself. when i got to washington i was not particularly afraid of jack nelson. one reason, jack will give excuses, jack was not a crook. [applause] >> i haven't had as much opportunity to be a crook as some people have. haven't
officials how many are men and women? >> guest: we know that in the federal government 18 percent of congress is women and 45 of the states have mail governors, 90 percent of large cities have mail mayors but after that there is not systematic attention. 45% of the school board are women but those are not as likely to be the first office to. a future career. so people don't use that as a stepping stone. >> host: is that a definition of success? >> most people do start at the local lovell and climbed the state level are maybe federal office. what i learned was low over 4,000 men or women it is important to focus your political ambition and the issues you care about to it is not necessarily the most effective route to to wait 20 years you are most affected about what you are enthusiastic. >> host: to have a case study of a failure somebody who ran for the wrong reasons? >> guest: we have a series of people resurveyed and interviewed, about 4,000 women and men, lawyers, educators, pol itical activists and then follow up phone interviews with 300. there are examples of people who thou
'm making today is how we pay drives the type of care we are getting. at the centerpiece of government policy on health care is that medicare pays less for every service than private insurers to come and medicare pays even less. it's called cost-sharing on the island. cost shifting on the island, excuse me. it's almost impossible to compare these prices for any specific service, so the data i have actually seven years old, the real good study of a civil service, and it's for michigan. at the time in michigan, private insurance with paying just under $800 for an appendectomy to the surgeon. medicare was paying $676. medicaid west bank $335. sounds like a great deal for medicaid. now, many of you have been in the cheeseburger markets. you can buy a cheeseburger at mcdonald's 4909 cents. you go to the cheesecake factory, sit down, have a more leisurely meal, and by a cheeseburger for $11.95. you can go to our neighbor, the bistro, a by cheeseburger for $32. now, if you lived in health care, what you would say is this cost shifting between mcdonald's and db bistro. here's my fear. my fear
it with regard to non-profit too and combine with the government. what president obama just did in shifting his campaign to 9 one 5 one seat lobbying program and open the door and an executive order to funding that lobbying group from the government. president obama is somebody who really a understands the battle. he understands the fight. he is very smart and understands he can use outside institutions like media matters, outside institutions like organizing for action, obama for america, use those institutions to put positions he cannot do as president of the united states. combines with those institutions to push forward the agenda and silence people into boycott and secondary boycott against anybody who disagrees. winnow live in a country where few abide by the basic laws of economics yardeni of this it ministration. if you are phil mickelson and you say in california detectives said too hy i am leaving you are told that you are somehow a bad person, there's something wrong with you. there are a lot of people who left california because the taxes are too high. i am paying those ties taxes e
rights issue. he was basically finding out crooks in georgia even at the top level of government and exposing them in such a way that their depp rahations on the people of georgia were corrected. and that's what he did. he concentrated on those individual things. and he got so that the people in georgia would know that if they had experience in their own community of someone that was cheating or violating basic principles of human rights, they could call jack nelson, although they couldn't call their own state police or their own sheriff in a county, they could call jack nelson, and he could take care of it from the top levels all the way down to the county commissioner level. he went to harvard, i think, on a nieman fellowship. >> that's right. >> i believe the second year that i was in the state senate, and then he came back there for my last time in the state senate, and from there he went on to be an employee of the l.a. times because they offered him 50% increase in salary -- [laughter] and that was something that you couldn't turn down if you had a wife and three kids to ta
.has a different relationship to national government and national economic policies now, a different relationship to labor and capital and natural resources, the three classic factors of production. look, for example, one of the changes that illustrates this new really of effort inc. , and normally after a recession when we get a recovery and growth resumes, the jobs come back, and that's the way it's always been, but in the last couple of recessions, it had not happened that way because we now have this gloanl reality, and -- global reality, and some businesses that lay people off in the recession, they are not hiring them back the way they used to. some of them, yes, but we now have outsourcing in a completely different way, and when a business is faced with the need to give employees a raise, well, if they can just ship the job overto some other country, then it's so easy now they are doing that. it's not just outsourcing but robo sourcing, the word used to describe a brand new level of automation that's different from what we've seep in the past. you know, for hundreds of years, since those d
the desert," a collection of essays by journalists, government officials, and scholars that look back on the events in the impact of the 1990-91 gulf war. it's about an hour 20 your. >> doctor jeffrey engel is the founding director of the presidential history project at southern methodist university, until the summer of 2012, he served as the class of 52 a.m., professor at texas a&m university in the bush school. so we are pleased there here as well. that you very much for the support you've given to jeffrey engel and to the bush school in texas and them. when jeff was in texas a&m county was the dreck of programming for the institute and is a graduate of cornell university. additionally, studied at saint catherine's college, oxford university, and received his ph.d in american history from university of wisconsin at madison. he served as an postdoctoral fellow in international security studies at yale university. his books include "cold war at 30,000 feet,." he received a pretty significant award for that book. anyone the biannual rise from the american historical association for the
in britain. how did churchill manage? first of all, he played by the rules of his own government. for each dinner at checkers, the prime minister's country house or at downing street, he requested extra rations, listing the guests and what was required for every dinner. his staff needed extra rations so the prime minister could get a summer weight suit for his trip to cat blank ca to meet -- casablanca to meet with president roosevelt. any unused ration coupons were returned to the government. the british people suffered under rationing, and churchill wanted them to see that he, too, was subject to the law. but churchill did benefit from gifts from fans around the world and at home. some british people had home grown foods to share with their prime minister, the king sent game from his lands, others sent fish from their streams or cheeses made on their farms. president roosevelt sent food parcels. marshall tito sent a case of plum brandy. tangerines came from lisbon, and smithfield hams from an american admirer. and, of course, thousands of cigars from all over the world. churchill worried
itinerary that went beyond just the government-sponsored or approved women's tees and socials. she made it a point to seek out the institutions that affected women and children. after the business teacher, pat jotted her reactions in short hand on official schedule. during her vice presidential trip, she went with mr. silva to see the sister home for the aged. she commented the old people were thrilled because nobody had been deceived them. and the philippines she visited an orphanage in a training center for learning trade, which can be done in the home. in south korea she went to republic of korea division hospital and gave out candy at cigarettes. her brief comments indicated the state of things. quote, in heat, wanted on army cots with army blankets. soiled that close, and quote. when her first tour a second lady visited over 200 institutions providing industry, training women to support themselves and their women, setting up neighborhood kitchens and dispensaries. because the group made unscheduled stops, she felt they were able to get the real picture. she concluded in general peo
? >> guest: it's difficult, we don't actually know. we know that in the federal government about 18% of the u.s. congress is women. we know that 45 of the 50 states have male governors, you know, 90% of the large cities have male mayors. but once you get to those local offices there's really not systematic attention. school boards have better representation, about 45% of the people on school boards across the country are women. unfortunately, school boards are not as likely as other local offices to be the first office that then propels a future career in politics. so people are less likely to use it as a steppingstone. >> host: is a steppingstone a definition of success in politics? >> guest: it can help. um, we tend to have career ladder politics in this country, so most people do start at the local level, and then they'll climb to the state level and maybe one day run for federal office. but it's by no means a requirement. and what i learned from conducting these surveys and interviews was well over 4,000 men and women who are well situated to run for office is that it's important that you
among regular people because as the land was given away the mexican government giving of land away was based on how many people were in your group. if you could bring slaves, then you would get more land, regular people brought slaves, especially in
of the current think he is -- the chinese government thinks he's too popular. and he's a good friend of terri's, and also of mind. so i would hope to see more of that going forward. >> at the time of the formation of the euro, the three-tier euro was considered but not adopted. and an unfortunate result of this has been the mediterranean countries so largely dependent on tourism has become -- they are really not competitive. is it time to reconsider the three-tier euro in that important affair would be a very substantial devaluation of the mediterranean countries, and that should result in job growth, economic growth simply from increased tourism? >> i think it's fair to say that historically, i talk about latin america, and als also about the asian financial crisis, korea, as an example, indonesia also, is that one of the great age they had was the ability to devalue. and what do we have? we have euro at one of its strong points today, which is one of the reasons why i'm an advocate for the european central bank to drop interest rates which i think will push the euro lower and help on export
government. eight days after 9/11 she joins it danny glover, and a number of activists who call for justice, not vengeance to decry any move toward and insist that the united states would work within international law and the international community to bring justice. so where do we go from here? on the anniversary last month, president obama treated a picture of himself in the rosa parks bus in the classic pose. next week the post office will issue a stamp. she is a son of my colleagues put it, the american version of a national thing. but her legacy asks much more of us than a stanford statue. and if we are going to claim her legacy as president obama did last month, we must realize that it asks of us. rosa parks courage has the ability can make an independent stand, even though she and others had done it before and nothing had changed and even when she well understood the harm that might devolve her intimate goes over and over through the course of her life, even when the civil rights movement came certain the therese, she did not rest, they continue joining with old and new comrades to p
against the apartheid in the u.s. complicity in helping to kind of prop up the government. eight days after 9/11, she joins harry belafonte and a number of civil rights activists to call for justice, not vengeance to decry any move to the war and insist that the united states work with an international law and in the international community to bring justice. so where do we go from here who? on the anniversary of the boycott last count, president obama had a picture of himself on the rosa parks thus setting in the rosa parks pos. as we know the post office will issue a stamp. she is as one of my colleagues put it the american version of the national st.. but her legacy asks much more about the statute. and if we are going to claim her legacy as president obama did last month, then we must realize what it asks of us. rosa parks courage was the ability to make an independent stand even though she and others had done that before and nothing had changed. even when she understood the harm to make those stands over and over throughout the course of her life, even when the civil rights moveme
years ago the government brought together a bunch of futurists, and they wanted to study what's the biggest threat that's going to happen to our national security, what's the biggest threat to america. it used to be, like, russia, the bomb, whatever you want to name it, and what they figured out 10 and 20 years from now the greatest threat will simply be an individual or a small group who's determined to die for their cause, right? and you don't have to invoke 9/11 to see what the damage can be. but when you look at assassins, they can be divided into two categories; hunters and howlers. and howlers make a lot of noise, and they call in bomb threats and say they're going to kill us, but the good news is they rarely take action. hunters are very different. hunters plot, plan and execute. but here's what's fascinating is ha hunter -- that hunters have almost no interest in howling, and howlers have almost no interest in hunting. and if you look at the four assassins, all four of them are hunters. and that means the secret service, who i have so much respect for, they took me to
know, the south aftercap goth as they -- b -- south african government as they feared outrage over the apartheid system that existed there. and there are young people today or who are talking about pursuing divestment strategies in the era of mass incarceration, meaning divesting from private prisons. the united methodist church, actually, the national united methodist church just announced that they have decided to divest from private prisons. you say, well, what is a church doing investing in private prisons in the first place? well, churches, you know, invest in pensions and mutual funds, right? and very often we don't even know what companies our mutual funds are invested in. well, private prisons have become very profitable, and so many investment portfolios now include private prisons as one of the profitable companies that any institution ought to invest in. so you can wonder, you know, is this institution that we're in invested in private prisons? i don't know. what churches are invested have funds in private prisons? so i think a divestment campaign, urging churches, corpo
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